Inspiration Tour

by Ed Dunhill, Academic Developer Evangelist This year the academic team have been touring UK universities talking about Microsoft’s bleeding edge technology and relating it to career opportunities. Since October we have travelled in excess of six thousand miles, visited twenty three universities and spoken to over two thousand students. Since we started planning the…


All I want for Christmas….is a Silverlight enabled Cool Wall!

by Mark Johnston, Marketing Manager, Microsoft The “Dear Santa” Christmas list is about as popular these days as a Geocities homepage to the Facebook generation! The team at DotNet Solutions in Windsor have come up with a novel (not noel) solution which combines the popular TopGear “cool wall” concept with Silverlight to allow users around…


Vista Gadgets

by Ben Coley I don’t know about you guys, but I love Windows Vista.  Amongst other things, it offers powerful performance, stability, security and a rich User Interface (UI).  Part of this new rich UI is the Windows Vista Sidebar; a place on the side of your screen devoted to displaying gadgets that feed you…


Channel 8

By Will Perry – Microsoft Student Partner With lectures, coursework deadlines and long evenings in the SU, how can anyone possibly be expected to keep up to date with technology too!? Luckily the nice folks at MS have packaged together all you’ll ever need to stay way ahead of the game at the new student…


Mix: On Campus

By Kris Athi – Microsoft Student Partner We have all been there, a mentally dull lecture that just seems to drag on for an eternity which is more than likely based around an aspect of computing your heart really isn’t interested in. It usually all starts off well and good, but your notes quickly go…


Imagine Cup 2008 Update

By Anna Liza Lomibao We’ve had a brilliant response to Imagine Cup registrations across the country. Many of you are rising to the challenge to put your ideas into practice and in boosting your future careers. If you haven’t as yet registered – you still have time. Please note the deadline for the Software Design…


MSP @ Video Games Live

by Ben Nunney Video Games Live, a huge multi-national sell-out event designed to celebrate the music of video games both old and new, came to London on October 22nd to kick off the 2007 London Games Festival. The event was held at the newly refurbished Royal Festival Hall on London’s scenic Southbank, and the sun…


The Imagine Cup

  Do you like technology? Want to kick start your career while at university? Fancy the opportunity to win a week in Microsoft headquarters in Seattle (Redmond) shadowing the Popfly team (amongst many prizes)? The opportunity to win an Xbox 360 Elite just for registering? Or just want to show that your university is better…


Design and Develop @ MIX:UK 2007

by Dominic Green   MIX:UK is an annual tech event held by Microsoft, focused on development and design for the internet. Earlier this year MIX was held in Vegas and showcased a wide range of new Microsoft technologies especially Silverlight, which gives designers and developers the chance to deliver much richer web sites to their users….


MIX UK: the talks, the interviews and the swag!

by Kevin Pfister For those that were wondering, MIX UK is a premier web designer and developer event to find out about new technologies and software solutions and how to use them to create rich media experiences. Apart from the amazing talks, MIX provided a great opportunity to connect and interact with other people that…